Traditional horizontal masticating juicers have several advantages over centrifugal machines that may make them a better option for your juicing needs. These juicers typically provide better juice yield with leafy green vegetables. If you plan to juice a lot of kale, wheatgrass, spinach, cabbage, or herbs, then this is the type of juicer machine you will want to consider. A masticating juicer operates at a much slower speed to crush, grind, and press fruits and vegetables in order to extract the juice from the pulp. Another advantage of these cold press juicers is that most of them are able to do more than just juice. You can use them as a grinder or mincer, and you can make baby food, nut butters, and extrude pasta. They are slower, quieter, and more versatile than centrifugal machines, and they produce a high quality juice.
A masticating juicer is often referred to as a “slow” juicer because of the lower speeds at which they run. They work at a much more deliberate pace while juicing, and they cannot compete with centrifugal juicers in this area. However, slower speeds do have several advantages when it comes to juice quality, noise, and even yield.
For most types of fruits and vegetables, masticating juicers will produce high juice yields, and maximum juice extraction. They typically do really well with leafy greens and harder vegetables, and may under perform a bit with softer fruits. Alternating hard and soft fruits while juicing often produces better results.
Compared to centrifugal juicers, these machines produce less oxidation in the juice, allowing it to stay fresh longer. You can normally make a lot of juice at once and store it cold for a few days. One of the drawbacks is that these types of machines tend to produce more pulp in the juice. For those who prefer pulp-free, an added step of straining the juice will be needed.
If noise is an important factor, then a masticating juicer is the way to go. Another advantage of their slower speeds is that they do not produce as much noise. These machines will be much quieter than centrifugal juicers.
Horizontal masticating juicers typically come with different nozzles that enable you to use the machine to make healthy snacks. Natural baby food, peanut butter, sorbets, and smoothies are just some of the things that you can make with them. You can also extrude pasta or use the machine as a grinder or mincer. These extra functions add tremendous value in kitchen, and it is something that centrifugal, and even vertical masticating models, simply cannot offer.
REVIEWS OF THE TOP MASTICATING JUICERS
This is one of the latest masticating juicers from Omega, and it has already made a name for itself with owners. This model features the greatness of the J8006, but with some new features. A wider feed chute reduces the need to pre-cut produce into smaller pieces. This model also features a new end cap that can be adjusted to improve juice yield. New styling, new features, same Omega quality.
This is the updated version of the J8006 and J8004 models and features a few small improvements. A larger funnel plate on top of the feed chute can now handle more volume. This makes it easier to get smaller produce into the machine. Both of the juicing screens are now made of stainless steel with a minor redesign. The housing and the casing are also made of BPA-free materials.
The J8006 has been around for years, yet it continues to be an owner favorite. It does a very good job juicing a wide variety of different types of foods, including leafy greens. It gets high marks from users for its ease of use, fairly quiet operation, reliability, and juice quality. Newer models have come out since its introduction, but the J8006 is still going strong and it is still a best seller. It also has a 15 year warranty.
This model is exactly the same juicer as the J8006 except for the color. This unit is white. Owners of the J8004 give it similarly high praise for its juicing prowess. Between these two models, there are literally thousands of customer reviews, and the response from users has been impressive. This model does not seem to be as popular as the chrome version, which means it can usually be found at a slightly better price.
The GSE-5000 Green Star Elite is from Tribest is the only dual gear juicer on our list. The twin gears are able to grind and cut with exceptional efficiency. This juicer is great for celery, which tends to give most other masticating juicers troubles. This is truly a beast, with a powerful motor that runs faster than others in its class. It is on the expensive side, but users do give it some very good scores.
This company has been making basically the same model juicer for years. Made with virtually indestructible nylon material, this machine is built to last. While most of today’s masticating juicers run at a slow and steady 80RPM, the Champion runs at 1725RPM with its heavy duty GE motor. This helps it create some very good juice yields. It does not have a lot of frills, it just has a lot of muscle.
For those that want a horizontal masticating juicer but just don’t want to spend a lot, this model from Kuvings may be a good option. It has some of the same features of similar type juicers, but at a more budget friendly price. It comes with 7 different food processing nozzles for added functionality. This juicer gets decent ratings from owners that find it easy to use and simple to clean. Nice options at a lower price point.